I’ve just noticed how much I use ellipses in the titles of many of my posts. I guess the word would be “overuse” (oh, snap!).
On topic: it’s time to write a bio for the back jacketflap of Bad Girls Don’t Die. In order to help with this process, I examined the bios in many of the young adult books I have at my home. Here are the many interesting things I can’t say about myself:
“Meg Cabot is the author of many best-selling, critically acclaimed books for teens, including the Princess Diaries series.”
Katie Alender is the author of two books, one of which is on the very back burner, if you catch her drift. She has read two books of the Princess Diaries series, and would love to read more but can’t for the life of her figure out what order they go in.
“Longtime friends Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout met as teens.”
Katie Alender has friends, even some friends she met as a teen, but, strictly speaking, they did not help her write this book.
“Fiona had little to no say about her bat mitvah dress.”
Katie Alender has only been to one bar mitzvah, even though she had to listen to all the popular kids talk about how awesome theirs were. However, the bar mitzvah she did attend (as a senior in high school) was totally awesome and made up for all the ones she never got invited to.
“[Robin Brande] is a frequent presenter to girls and young women on topics ranging from public speaking to self-defense.”
Katie Alender has written infomercials on topics ranging from microwavable pizza stones to weight-loss surgery.
(Note to self: ask Robin about public speaking. <-- note: note can also serve as note to Robin to ask me why I was going to ask her about public speaking)
“[Charlie Higson] lives in London.”
Katie Alender has been through the Heathrow Airport, which is near London, and where they sell books in vending machines, which is very cool. She hopes that someday her books will be sold in vending machines. All this talk about vending machines is making Katie Alender hungry.
…So you see, I am in sad shape when it comes to this aspect of the project.
(I wonder if I would use ellipses less if instead of typing periods, I typed DOT DOT DOT. I guess I’ll find out DOT DOT DOT)
In other news, I’ve decided I want the first draft of Project X done by St. Patrick’s Day. At the rate I’ve been writing, it should be doable. Plus, if I could stop hitting “snooze” on my alarm clock, I would have an extra fifteen minutes every morning. Also, if I stopped incessantly checking I Has a Hotdog to see if they’ve used a Winston picture, I would have an extra three hours a day.